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Program Participation Waiver


Participant Health: The applicant represents that he/she is in physically sound condition and understands participation in aerobics and other exercise, weight training, recreational sports, and use of pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, and fitness equipment carry a potential risk of injuries or illness. The applicant understands the Ozarks Regional YMCA assumes no responsibility for any such injury or illness.

Participant Conduct and Right to Use the Facility: Applicant agrees to abide by all policies and procedures of the Ozarks Regional YMCA and its centers, and understands failure to act in accordance with these rules may result in expulsion from the YMCA and revocation of the membership.

Staff Conduct w/Minors:  The YMCA PROHIBITS staff members from caring for, providing instruction to, or engaging in social relationship outside of approved YMCA activities with children (other than family) who participate in YMCA programs or activities.  This policy is designed for the protection of all involved – Children, Staff Members, parents and the YMCA.

Criminal History: The applicant acknowledges it is the policy of the Ozarks Regional YMCA to deny membership to any individual registered as a sex offender.

Property Loss: The applicant understands the Ozarks Regional YMCA is not responsible for personal property lost, damaged, or stolen while using YMCA facilities or participating in YMCA programs.

Photograph Permission: The applicant hereby grants permission for the YMCA to use, without limitation or obligation, photographs or other media that may include the member’s image or voice to promote or interpret YMCA programs.

Insurance: The applicant understands the Ozarks Regional YMCA does not provide any accident or health insurance for its members or participants, and further understands it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such coverage.

Membership Billing: Any discrepancies to membership billing must be brought to the YMCA’s attention within 60 days. The YMCA is not liable for any discrepancies to membership billing issues past 60 days.

Membership rates are subject to change and you will be notified in writing prior to any membership adjustments.

I am above the age of 18 years.

1. I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the YMCA, its directors, officers,   employees, and agents (hereinafter referred to as “releasees”) from all liability to me, my, personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefor on account of injury to my person or property or resulting in my death, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.

2. I FURTHER HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may incur arising from or related to my presence in, upon, or about the YMCA premises or participating in any YMCA program whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.

The Ozarks Regional YMCA reserves the right to change the Conditions of Program Participation and/or Waiver of Liability at any time.

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